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Climbing News [ Earlier News Items | Add ]
13-Jan-2018 Logan Barber does Aussie new hardest trad crack.
Australian climber Logan Barber has established the hardest pure crack climb in Australia, Japanese Deep Freeze (31/5.13d), at Mt. Buffalo, Victoria.

The short, power-endurance line, which has remained an open project since the 1990s, involves a shallow, flaring 0.75 granite crack on overhanging terrain and challenging gear placements.

After their successful ascents of Shark Hunt, Barber and Vertrees shifted their attention to Japanese ... [ More ]
26-Oct-2017 New Nose record 2:19:44 ... [ More ]
3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
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NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs ... [ More ]
28-Aug-2017 Logan Barber -12th ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14
Logan Barber has successfully climbed Cobra crack 5. ... [ More ]
16-Sep-2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, ... [ More ]
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28/02/2018-5:00pmTwilight @ Camels Hump, Mt Macedon
Location: Camels Hump, Mount Macedon
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Why not take advantage of the last of the long summer days, daylight saving and climb in the evening and the coolness of Camels Hump? The plan is to start in the evening and climb until dark at Melbournes premier summer crag. We will be climbing routes on both the Lower Cliff, and up on the Omega Block, at Camels Hump. It is quite a user friendly crag in terms of the area at the base of the climbs and the ability to set up top-ropes on some of the climbs - or at least have multiple climbers seconding a route. If you intend to lead, bring along a few bolt plates as a few of the routes still have some carrot boltsfor protection. While the Omega Block is home to plenty of harder sport routes, grades 21 and above, the Lower Cliff has a range of intermediate climbs. These are mostly trad climbs. If you are interested in joining the VCC on this trip, please contact the Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett, to secure your place. Beginner numbers may be limited. Photos are from the 2016 Twilight VCC Trip to Camels Hump: Jayden leading Grey Arte **(10). [ More ]
04/03/2018-10:00a2:00pm - Clean Up Australia Day - Burnley Bouldering Walls
Location: Burnley Bouldering Walls
Leader: Ben Wright
Details: Come and join us to help clean up, fix up and conserve our local environment, around the bouldering walls, Burnley Harbour and along the river, and then go bouldering! What better way to spend a Sunday morning. Go to: to register online, or just join in on the day. Join the VCC's Ben Wright in looking after this great community resource. Finish the morning with some bouldering with friends. Photo: Burnley Bouldering Wall Facebook Page   [ More ]
22/03/2018-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (March)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. For 2018 these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. In March we will be climbing on Thursday the 8th and 22nd March. These Club Nights will be relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Gravity Worx sets new routes very regularly, so it is an excellent venue for training your onsighting skills too. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these VCC Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on a Green 25 at Gravity Worx last year. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 [ More ]
22/03/2018-6:30p:30pm - Trip Leaders Skill Share Night
Location: Private Dining Room, Great Northern Hotel, Carlton.
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: Prospective and current trip leaders are invited to come along to our first Trip Leaders Skill Share Night. At this night we will share and discuss how to be an effective VCC Trip Leader and share ideas around trip leading. We would like to encourage all past trip leaders to come along, as well as any members who are thinking about becoming a trip leader. Michael will also share the draft VCC Trip Leaders Handbook with attendees and is keen to receive feedback. We will share and discuss ideas about trip organisation, how to manage groups, communication, safety issues, top-roping and even crags to visit. Well show you the new PLBs that weve purchased for Club trips and explain how to use them. All new trip leaders are mentored by existing trip leaders on their first trip(s), so why not come along and find out more. Our experienced trip leaders have a wealth of knowledge and skills that they are keen to share. We will be having a meal at 6:30pm and the formal part of the evening will start around 7:00pm. Please contact the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, Michael O'Reilly, if you are coming along. If you cant make it, please contact Michael if youre interested in running a VCC Club trip. [ More ]
to 25/03/2018
End of the Month @ Araps/Djurite - March
Location: Mount Arapiles
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Autumnal weather and improving friction what better reason is there to visitMt Arapilesin late March? Come along andcruise upthe nearby classicsand well-worn trade routes in the Organ Pipes. Or climb something new. Climb in the shade or in the sun depending on the temperature. Maybe try a 'crack theme' approach to the weekend? We will be camping in The Pines, close to the action. There is no better rock to fondle than the hard quartzite of Arapiles, so contact your Trip Leader, Dave Scarlett,to register your interest. This trip is suitable for all abilities, however there will be limited spaces for beginners. All intending participants must contact the trip leader prior to the trip. Please send through some details about your experience and climbing gear and hopefully we'll see you there.   Photos: Trip Leader Dave Scarlett and the Organ Pipes at sunrise. [ More ]

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